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Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner wants a deputy
The announcement was made yesterday and is subject to confirmation at a Sussex Police and Crime Panel meeting on February 7.
Coun Waight is a borough and county councillor in Worthing and was chairman of Sussex Police Authority until it was replaced in November by the newly-created elected post of commissioner.
His salary as deputy commissioner will be £45,000 a year, paid from the commissioner's budget.
Mrs Bourne, whose salary is £85,000 a year, said: “Sussex is a large area and there are many calls on my time. I am convinced the support of a Deputy is absolutely necessary to help ensure I can do the best job possible for residents during my time in office.
“Steve’s experience and links with the local community as former chairman of the police authority and a local councillor will be an invaluable addition to the team.
“He will play a vital role in supporting me in working with the police, partners and the public to ensure we are all safer in Sussex.”
Mr Waight’s appointment is to be officially confirmed at the next meetin for the Sussex Police and Crime Panel, which scrutinises the Police and Crime Commissioner’s work, on February 7. The panel does not have the power to veto the appointment.